Chirag has practiced intellectual property law for over eight years, and he brings a combination of skills and experience in technological fields including electrical engineering, telecommunications, software, and finance. Chirag has prepared and prosecuted patents related to wireless technologies, storage devices, storage area networks, digital signal processing, optics, control systems, image processing, databases, operating systems, social networking, financial services, and business methods. Chirag’s practice also includes patent prosecution, counseling, non-infringement analysis and opinions, invalidity analysis and opinions, intellectual property licensing, software licensing, software development agreements, software services outsourcing agreements, and counseling clients on IP management.
Besides his background in technology and intellectual property, Chirag is a Certified Patent Valuation Analyst (CPVA) and also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). He regularly contributes to the CFA Digest, and he is on the Board of Editors for the CFA Digest. Chirag is on the board of directors of The Gathering Place, the only daytime drop-in center in metropolitan Denver that serves women, their children, and transgender individuals who are experiencing poverty, many of whom are also experiencing homelessness. He has been an active member of the Colorado Intellectual Property Inn of Court where he served as the Vice President for the last calendar year and is elected as the President for the upcoming calendar year of the Inn.
J.D. – Georgetown University Law Center
B.E. Electronics & Communications Engineering – Gujarat University (India)
United States Patent and Trademark Office
Denver Bar Association
Colorado Bar Association
CFA Society of Colorado
Colorado Intellectual Property Inn of Court
Colorado Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (“LGBT”) Bar Association
Colorado South Asian Bar Association
Certified Patent Valuation Analyst Association
Publications & Presentations
“Data Treasury Patent Litigation: The Impact on Payment Systems”, by William J. Kramer and Chirag Patel, Intellectual Property Owners Association, (Jan. 2005).
“Securitization of Intellectual Property Assets in the US Market”, by William J. Kramer and Chirag B. Patel, Marshall, Gerstein & Borun (Jan. 2003).
Patent Valuation, International Issues in IP From Acquisition to Utility, Center for International Legal Studies, Steamboat Springs, CO; February 2018.
Patent Valuation for International Transfer Pricing, 12th Annual International Seminar on Intellectual Property Rights Catalyzing Creativity, Ahmedabad, India; February 2018.
“CDOT Employee Patent Handbook” Presentation, Colorado Department of Transportation’s Statewide Innovations Program, Denver, Colorado; May 2017.
“Overcoming § 103 Rejections for Computer and Electronics Related Patent Applications: Leveraging Recent Decisions and USPTO Guidance,” Charlie Bieneman and Chirag Patel, Webinar by Strafford Publications, October 2016.
“Intellectual Property Management,” Continuing Legal Education Presentation at the Harris Law Firm, with Judith Keene, Denver, Colorado; October 2017.
“Building a Patent Portfolio,” Mi Casa Presentation and Women’s Business Center @ Central Denver, Denver, Colorado; May 2017.
Putting Together a Patent Portfolio, Diversity Boot Camp on Intellectual Property, Colorado Intellectual Property Inn of Court Presentation by Chirag Patel, Ruta Sanzgiri, and Mollybeth Kocialski, Denver, Colorado; January 2017.
Roundtable on Patent subject Matter Eligibility, Participant in Panel 2 – Exploring the Legal Contours of Patent Subject Matter Eligibility (Impact of Amdocs (Israel) Limited v. Openet Telecom, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2016) on Software Patent Eligibility); 2016.
“Intellectual Property for Small Businesses,” Colorado Intellectual Property Inn of Court Presentation by Chirag Patel, Dave Rein, Joel Sayers, and Elizabeth Banzhoff, Denver Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, Colorado; May 2016.
Moderator, Trans-Pacific Partnership. Perspective from Participating Member Countries, International Business Legal Consortium, Lima, Peru; April 2016.
Moderator, Policy Standards & Patents, Denver Law Review Future World IP symposium, Denver Colorado; February 2016.
“The (Sometimes) Rocky Road of Patent Prosecution,” David W. Ladner and Chirag Patel, National Association of Patent Practitioners (NAPP) Conference, Denver, CO; June 2015.
“Intellectual Property Primer,” Colorado Intellectual Property Inn of Court Presentation by Chirag Patel, Donna Gonzales, and Mattew Holohan, East High School Denver, Colorado; January 2014.
Current Updates to the US Patent Law & Recent Decisions from US Federal Circuit Court, 8th Annual International Seminar on Intellectual Property Rights Tonic to the Business, November 2013, Ahmedabad, India; November 2013.